Photo: Shani Crowe
There’s no question that the beauty of braided bangs are underestimated by many, begging the question, why? Seamlessly blending the majestic craftwork of our ancestors with the trends of today, style boasts an unlimited array of insta-worthy creations. Chic, polished ornamental cornrows take shape on finger wave-inspired looks; eye-catching looks confected with hypnotizing curves take unexpected heights; beads of wood, metal, seashell and glass frame the face for a mesmerizing dazzle. So again, why not indulge in a braided bang and get lost in the possibilities? The internet is full of them!
From the best of Instagram to the best of editorial, we’ve combed through the web for the latest and greatest. Award-winning creator duo, Jay and Trina of @curltureuk deliver more than a few must-see fantasy looks. While Chicago-based hair stylist and celebrity go-to, Shani Crowe, known for her exceptional, editorial designs teamed up with Allure for an exploration of braided looks and we couldn’t help but to get wrapped up in the beauty of her braided bangs. Inspirations from influencers Bellah Moore, Tynece Allen and more round out this banging round-up.
On the Beaded Path
An adornment that dates back centuries, hair beads have been and continue to serve braided looks, including braided bangs. Experiment with shells, golden clasps and more for a style individual to you.
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The Finger Wave
Can finger waves classify as bangs? We don’t see why not! Stylized in curved cornrows elegantly covering the forehead in various lengths and shapes, braided finger wave bangs are wearable art personified, with just enough on-trend approachability for an eye-catching ‘do.
The Third Eye
From the straightforward to the elaborate, Shani Crowe delivers an impressive array of striking, cowrie shell adorned cornrows. Created with a single looped braid or multiple cornrows, this style offers an encircled arrangement of cornrowed hair fashioned with a delicate hang at the forehead. It’s a go-to look for those who prefer a neat fringed look that’s unlikely to get in the way.